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FAMOUS GEORGIA ORATORS.
Extract: Frcm S-eeches of C:.. Ccr
don and Major Black.
L. L. Knight in Stnny South.
This extract from Gen. John B.
Gordon's great lecture on "The Last
Days of the Confederacy" is charac
teristic 4f the el :ence which has
charmed enthus iastic inuhitt:des in
both sectiwns -f the c :ut:-:. an(I the
tribute which the soldier-statesman
piy.; to Gen. Lee is i:: every n-pec,
A.%: thv tf hi- ilus:riwus chieftain:
"There -t..-d .ee--a- a mark of rt
spect to Grant-in hest :mifrm.
unbent by mi,fortue. ;aini:. by
his example. the spirii . oi hi-e,ieate!
comrade,. and !l::stratng :in is calm
and lofty bearing thi v! t-lag -
which he a:erwar!, a:mtuntce. hat
'human virt: l - ht M he .u, :: ':
man c,amyitv.' had sen hint befr e
in defeat as well as in the hour 0
triumph with the em:ltant shouts or
his victorious legi, ns ringing in his
ears. I was famiiliar with the spirit of
self-abne:::ion with which he had
severed his allegiance to the generai
governm.nt and resolved like old
John Adams. that. 'sink or swim, live
or die. survive or perish.' he would
cast his fortune with those of his peo
ple. I had learned from long and in
timate association with him that. It,
like Caesar and Alexander and Bona
parte. the goal oi his ambition was
vot glory. but duty. and duty alone:
that it was true of him a- of few men
who have ever lived that distance in
his case did not lend enchantment.
and that the nearer he was approach
ed the greater and grander he grew.
.)nd now. self-poised and modest,
bearing on his heart a mountain load
of woe, with the light of an ticloudel
conscience u-pon his majestic brow,.
with an innate dignty and nobility oi
spirit rarely equaled and never excell
ed. this central figure of the Confed
erate cause rle in this hour of su
premest trial to the acme of the mor
. Another paragraph from this same
address voices General Gorden's eo
quent tribute to the private soldiers
on both sides of the struggle:
"My countrymen, I must be par
doned for saying that when I recall
the uncompromising spirit, the un
bought and poorly paid patriotism ot
those grand men, the American vo!
unteers, who had no hopes of person
al honors, no stripes on their coat!.
nor stars on their collars, who wore
the knapsack. trudged in the mud,
leaving imprint of their feet in their
own blood on Virginia's snows; when
I recall those men who stood in the
forefront of the battle, fired the mus
kcts, won the victories and made the
generals. I would gladly write their
names in characters of blazing stars
that could never grow dim. . . .
My brother Americans. all the ages
have claimed chivalry and courage:
but I stand here tonight with the fear
of God upon me, nieasuring my every
word. and throw dowvn the challenge
to all history. I challenge the proud
phalanxes of (Cyru' and Alexander.
the Tenth Legion of Caesar. the Old
Guard of Nap" leon or the heroic
Highlanders of Scotland to furnish a
parallel to the heroism, devotion
and self-sacrifice exhibited by those
American boys in blue and gray from
i861 to r865."
When the mmanumnent to Senator
Hill was unveiled in Atlanta in 1886
Colonel J. C. C. Black, of Augusta.
Ga., delivered the address of the occa
sion. We select from the speech of
Colonel Black this magninicent para
graph. which pictures the conditions
which existed in Georgia during the
dark period of Federal usurpation and
shows how Senator Hill. in this crisis
of the state's history, became the man
of the hour. Turning from an elo
quent description of the scenes that
followed the suirrender. he said:
"Bttt there are trials severer than
war and calamities worse than the te
feat of arms. The sou:th was; to pass
through such trials and he threatenied
with such calamities by the events
of this period..... ...W.hat little
of property remainedi was held by
no tenture but the caprici' us will ot
the plunderer: liberty and life were
at the mercy of the conqueror: the
sanctity of home was invaded, vice
triumphed iver virtue: igno.ranc~
ruled in lo rdi y and ha ughtyv dominic n
''ver intelligence: the weak were 'op
p)ressed,. the un; ff.nding intsni ted. :hPe
fallen wvarred on: :r:th was silenced:
fialeod unhi-a bing and bra8.
el every prospect: despair shadowed
-verv hearthstone: societv wa: (ts
-rganized: legislatures dispersed:
udges t-rn from their benches by the
r)ing arn )f military power: states
-ibver:zed. arrests made. trials held
od sentences pronounced without
:videnice: lust. hate. and crime o:
-verv hue. deniait. wicked and diaboh
r-T. r lie he hour. until iie very air
r wIh the crv and heaven s
le:;, c.eclavr echoed the wall: 'Alas.
-rc-try ,k benca-1h the yoke'
.ntig all the triee swns
and the south in that
rne stand con5pici es. No
I ched i: cheek. no danger
s:- i h courag - * *1::. l':::x\neri
1p e. vr -:nbrihed by honor. lie
in e m"ih!s of the perils that
him. hrave a- 'ani bef're
he San iriIt. ready f br hnds kl
e-ni. rue a1 the met., at Runniymed
e as ienry kindl:ig
-.:-- e..f.the Rev.Ition. I is
:re-ted helmet waves high here
the battle i nercet. The pure rays
f the uin reflected from his glittering
+ WE hear by annou
4 candidate for more I
+ ourselves to satisfy
+ MAYES' DR
S Wk-e believe in w(
41" ee 90k ee 4
AT THE RUSSELL
Will find a full line of Grc
Vegetables, Tobacco. Cigars,
thing in the grocery line com
* my Boneless Pig Feet, Columb
Tripe and other nice things us
cery Store. I have got the go<
will appreciate your trade an<
9 filled promptly; goods delivere
you the very best goods you can
is possible for them to be sold
.Be sure to find the place, the R
JACOB L. I
$ THE BOST(
1* Your special atter
following leading go
Men's Black Worsted Suits rc gul
Men's Good Worsted Suits regulo
$ Men's Vici Kid Shoes regula:
4 Ladies' Nice Dress Shoes regni
SMen's Nice Dress Shirts regulai
L adies Nice Dress Skirts (Tailot
*Met' Nice Worsted Pants (Tai
$ Sr-75 price now.
*Don't these goode
* your eye and favor
+ Come and see for
* that I will positivelya
+50 per cent. on ev
+ with ms. Yours fo
*.We are still he
0 friends and c
: be st goods f
* money. OurE
* are full, and w
* ning the sam
* wayn measu
shield are not purer than the tires in
the breast it covers. His clarion
vc,ice rang mt louder than the din of
battle, like the bugle blasts of the
Highland chief. resounding over hill
and mountain and glen, summoning
his clans to the defense of home. and
!iberty It was the form and voice
Stu1bb came home from a stag din
i-,r 'me time after midnight.
")eare." said Mrs. Stubbs from
her pillow. in a cooing tone. "I've
been lying here ever so long trying
:o think of the namc of that Russian
veIsel that the .apanese sank the
:her day. What was it?'
"D.) ywi mean the Petropovlovsk.
my dear?" asked the silly. unsuspect
"There. John - Stubbs." said she.
ztarting up and glaring at him. "I've
caiight you sir. You've been drink
i-ig. No sobe. m,-n could pronounce
nce ourselves as a
ousiness and pledge
OLD STAND YOU*
ceries, Confectioneries, Fruits,
&c. When in need of any
e to see me and try some of S
ia River Salmon, Seaquads and
mally kept in a first-class Gro
>s and my prices are right. I
I Ereat you right. Mail orders
d on short notice. I will give
buy for as little money as it
at and live. Come to see me.
assell old stand.
ition is called to the *
ods and low prices:. *
ar price$T2.5onow . . $6.98
r priceSzo.oo now - - $5 49 +
price $2.oo now . i . 3.9 +
lrprice $r.75 now . t . .9
price 75 cts. now - 39 cts~
'made)$4 to$4 50noir $S 98
or made) regular price
- - - - 98cts +
and prices please *I
your pocket book?:+
v'ourself and learn, *
save you from 40to+
ary dollar you leave *
r business,. +
M[OR RIS. :
re offering our. e
ustomers the e
or the least:e
> ware rooms.:
e are still run- e
e old honest. I
re and weight. e
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Quickest Time. For rat
etc., or any information,
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A agnata sa Asheille Short Line.
(Schedule in effect .:.ugust I, TQ03I.)
(Read Down.) tReadfUp)
12.45 pm.........Lv Ne wherry........ Ar 3.10 pm
50 pm.........Ar Laurana.....Lv 2.-2 p'n
2.fl7 pm......Lv Laurens...... Ar l.'10 pm
V 0 pm....Ar Spartan burg..Lv I2 01 pm
3.4') pm......v ispartanburg..... Ar 10.2.5 am1
5.32 pm....Ar SaInda.........Lv 3. 39 sam
6.11 pm......Ar Rendersonville Lv 3.05 am
S7.15 pm....Ar 4shevl1e.......Lv 7.05 am,
12.46 pm..Lv Newberry (C.N.aL.) 3 10 pin
.50 om..Ar Laurens. ...........y 2.02 pm
1.55 p'm ..Lv Laurens........Ar I.45 "im
2.5 pm .....Ar reenwood......Lv 12.44 pm 1
5.20;m....Ar Augusta......Lv 10.1Oam 1
2 ?5 Dm..Lv Augusta.....Ar 12.20 am i
4 t -... Baufort ......Lv 7.15 air
6A.450...Ar Port oyal ........ 7.05 a
1' 4R pm..Lv lJwberry (0 w.&L)Ar 4 10 pmi
1 F0 pm ... Ar Laure'ne ........v 202 pm
2 0pm ... Lv Laur one...... ... 1.5 pm !
.25 nm ....Ar Greenville ......Lv 2.1r- pm i
For firthr information relative to rates,
etc call on, or address I
G*O. T BRYAN. Gen. Ag'. Greenville,8. C an
ERNE T WILLIAMS, Gen. Pass. Agt.
Aulust.a. da. 8
T. M. t n. TrafHc Manager.
BLUE RIDGE' RAIL ROAD,.
H. C. BEAl-TIE, Receiver. 1
In Etteet .inn8, 1902' 2 2
It A derson a-ed Wa3hala. 2 5
AZarv. r.EAvE. I831
Wo. 9. No. 12 4tations. No. Il No. 9
I.M. A.M. R- M. A. M
3 10 9 55.......Belton.........320 10 50
2 48 9 33...Anderson?F. D..... 340 1110
2 45 9 30...Anderson P. D......845 1I115
..... 9 25......West Anderson.....349 ....
..... 9 09........Denver.....359....
.... 9 02......Atun.........405 .....
..... 865.....Pndleton ........411.
..... 8 47.......Cherry.....418 -....
.... 8 44......Adams.........421 ....
..S..828 ...Jordania Jurect ... 433..
.... 8 25......Seneca.....4335 ......
4 40 i...
..... 8506..... West Unon ......5 4 -..... T
.... 800.......Walalla....... 09 ....new
Al regular trains from Belton to Walhala, Wei
ave precedence over trains of arme class 'Fe
noving In the opposite~ directton unless oth -tion
-..-wi-te specified by train order. 'if
Will a'.n stop at. the ? Ml1owing stanionl to
ds o. mad l e om.a ..
nd the West
mntic R. R.
-West and West.
5uperior Service and
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call on or address
- EAST -- WEST.
ibuled Limited Trains
d NEW YORK.
IG CAR SERVICE,
e to all Eastern Cities
'ashington, or via
P, Louisville, St.
r Orleans, and All
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EST LINE BETWEEN
rates, schedules, Pull
to any agent of The Sea
s. W. Stewart, Traveling
(E isteri9Ste. dard Tlrr e.)
2th bound. Northbound1.
8chr-dn2.'e in Effect Jan uary ''Oth. 1.W.
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17 pm 2r20gs m
20 pm .ar Laurens (Din'r) Lv 2 0T i'm
22 53 r :dt r
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0700 202 Lv Lazrena,ArS 5)60
2 789 222 Cntin 1 0 ~0
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